Origins of the Parks Family

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Date: 8 Aug 1877 [unknown]
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Sketch by Isaac Day Parks regarding ancestry of Parks family. Isaac was the grandson of Samuel and Susannah Parks, son of Richard Taylor Parks and his first wife, Sarah Day. The family emigrated to Indian Territory from Tennessee in 1881.

"Origins of the Parks Family Samuel Parks [was the] son of Samuel Parks of Blount County [Tennessee], formerly of North Carolina and originally from Maryland. Joseph Parks was the father of five sons and three daughters namely William, John, Robert, Absolum [Abner?], and Samuel, Pollie Frazier, Ruth Hall, and Becky Coulter.

William resided in Bradley County, Tenn. He reared up a large family of boys and girls. His remains were deposited [?]. John moved to Alabama about the year 1825. He raised up a large family of the first rank. Robert resided at [?} Iron Works in Ray [Rhea] County, Tenn. He had a family of children. Abner remained on the "Old Homestead" in Blount County, Tenn situated on the Holston River. Samuel spent latter part of his life in Bradley County, Tenn and raise a large family of boys and girls numbering twelve in all, besides a large family of Negroes. He died at his residence on Mouse Creek in the [?] civil District of Bradley County and his remains were interred at Henegar Grave Yard where there is a suitable monument erected to his memory.

Susannah Parks wife of Samuel Parks and daughter of Thomas Taylor, son of a Lord Fox Tayler of England and Jennie Taylor, formerly Jennie Walker, who subsequently married the second husband whose name was John Mackentosh, son of the Great Mackentosh who took an active part in the defense of this country.

Thomas Taylor had two sons and the one daughter namely Fox, Dick (a noted Councillor among the Indians) and Susannah Parks. John Mackentosh only had one child by Jennie Walker namely Nellie, who married McDaniel.

This biographical sketch written by Isaac Day Parks, August 8, 1877"

Transcribed from photocopy in possession of Kathryn Parks Forbes.

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